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ANTHROPOMORPHIC CUTANEOUS TACTILE SENSING ON DEXTEROUS MECHANICAL HANDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9513
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9513
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BONNEVILLE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
P.O. Box 9497 Salt Lake City, UT 84109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: ANTHROPOMORPHIC CUTANEOUS TACTILE SENSING ON DEXTEROUS MECHANICAL HANDS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALTHOUGH SPECIALLY DESIGNED END-EFFECTORS HAVE PROVIDED PRESENT DAY ROBOTS AND TELEOPERATOR SYSTEMS WITH THE ABILITY TO DO MANY INTRICATE TASKS, TRUE MANIPULATOR DEXTERITY WILL ONLY COME THROUGH THE USE OF MULTI-FINGERED ANTHROPOMORPHIC MECHANICAL HANDS. STABLE GRASPING OF IRREGULAR OBJECTS, OBJECT RECOGNITION, PRECISION ASSEMBLY, AND PERFORMANCE OF MANY INTRICATE TASKS NOW CONFINED TO HUMANS WILL BE ABLE TO BE PERFORMED IN A TELEOPERATION MODE IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WITH SUCH SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, CONTROLLING SUCH A TELEOPERATION SYSTEM DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF INTRICATE TASKS WITHOUT SENSORY FORCE FEEDBACK IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. THIS PROPOSAL PRESENTS AN APPROACH TO DEVELOP A NEAR-ANTHROPOMORPHIC TACTILE SENSING SYSTEM FOR THE UTAH/MIT DEXTEROUS HAND WHICH WILL FULFILL THE NEED FOR A SOPHISTICATED MAN/MACHINE INTERFACE FOR TELEOPERATION IN MILITARY AND OTHER APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Allen R Grahn
8013590402

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bonneville Scientific Inc.
918 E 900rd S Salt Lake City, UT 84105

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No